Get excited about the NEW HeART of Science book series!

Welcome to the fusion of science and art and get ready for the flare of energy it’s going to generate in the hearts and minds of young learners.

The team at Brod Bagert’s HeART of Science did not invent science content literature, but are lifting it to a height never before imagined. In this series of books, each provides a complete and comprehensive presentation of the fundamentals of a specific area of science.

Each book consists of high-energy and richly entertaining dramatic texts (poems, plays, and monologues) along with explanatory prose to expand and provide context. Each of these performance pieces is enriched by detailed scientific illustrations and elements of original art, beautiful, cleverly metaphorical, and humorous.

And the BIG PLUS! As a model for their own performances, young readers will have access to online video performances of the material by the author, acclaimed performance poet Brod Bagert. Born of the combined passion of a life-long science teacher, a gifted visual artist, and a poet, in the history of education there has never been anything quite like it. Learn more about Brod Bagert.

MAYBE YOU!

Poems and Plays For Science as Inquiry

This book comes with a video recording of the author, Brod Bagert, modeling the performance of each piece to empower students to create their own dramatic performances.

Young minds will shift into overdrive as they encounter the history, philosophy, and principles of scientific inquiry all irresistibly packed in this poignant yet comical collection of dramatic poems, monologues, and short plays. Calling on the time-honored principle that children remember “90% of what they do in dramatic presentation,” Maybe You! is the first book in the long-awaited Brod Bagert’s HeART of Science series, providing parents, teachers, and young learners with a comprehensive compendium of dramatic content literature, both entertaining and instructional.

SYSTEMATIC ME

Poems and Plays About the Human Body

This book comes with a video recording of the author, Brod Bagert, modeling the performance of each piece to empower students to create their own dramatic performances.

The natural inquisitiveness of young minds will take flight as they meet, live and in person, the celebrities of the human body-the cells, organs, and systems that together maintain homeostasis. Grounded in the long-standing principle that children remember “90% of what they do in dramatic presentation,” this poignant yet comical collection of dramatic poems, monologues, and plays makes the study of the human body a thing of joy. A cookie hilariously describes every step of its teeth-to-toilet journey through a human digestive system. A spunky child virus ignores its mother’s horrific warnings with disastrous consequences as it runs face-to-face into the denizens of a human child’s immune system.

MY HOME IN THE UNIVERSE

Poems and Plays For Space Science

This book comes with a video recording of the author, Brod Bagert, modeling the performance of each piece to empower students to create their own dramatic performances. 

This poignant yet comical collection of dramatic poems, monologues, and short plays creates a delightfully unique experience of the Universe. Nerd-One Alvin Lofton captures the attention of young Roshanda Hale with a love poem about red giants, a super nova, and “cosmic furnaces ablaze in the boundless black of space.” Ms. Mariana Moon, in an interview with talk-show host Isaac Cosmos, reveals her feelings about living in the shadow of a lunar eclipse and the joy of payback when she gets to reciprocate during a solar eclipse— “little-ole me blocking out…that big ball of blazing hydrogen.” Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton are likened to Fantastic Four superheroes for their brilliance and courage in bringing about the Copernican Revolution. From cosmic dust, to Hydrogen Fusion, to the all-consuming gravity of black holes, My Home in the Universe transforms the detachment of theoretical concepts into the immediacy of imagined personal experience—accurate, emotional, and entertaining. The journey concludes with the voice of an unnamed star who declares that “in this ocean of eternal night, I make day. I burn to give this light away and in burning earn the right to say—I am a star.”